...BLACK ICE POSSIBLE DUE TO REFREEZING OF SNOW MELT TONIGHT OVER NORTH GEORGIA... ...PATCHY FREEZING FOG POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER MUCH OF NORTH AND MIDDLE GEORGIA... A fairly large area of 2 to 6 inches of snow fell over parts of north Georgia today. Temperatures have risen above freezing in most locations, but are expected to slowly drop back down to near or below freezing tonight. Any water from snow that melts is expected to refreeze in spots creating slick conditions. The greatest threat for black ice from refreezing snow melt will be over northeast Georgia north of a line from Calhoun to Canton to Commerce. Calm winds and some clearing skies will also allow for some patchy fog develop over parts of north and central Georgia tonight. Where temperatures drop to near or below freezing, there is a chance that some freezing fog could develop which could cause roads, bridges and overpasses to become slick. Residents over much of north and central Georgia north of a La Grange to Macon to Jefferson line should monitor the latest conditions before driving tonight and Sunday morning. Temperatures are expected to quickly warm above freezing after 10 AM Sunday morning, ending the threat for black ice and freezing fog.
From Floyd County Police: Take special caution on bridges and steep grade roads such as Ward Mountain Road. Drivers should be more attentive and be more mindful during this tiem to avoid electronic devices or any other distractions.
From Bartow County Fire Department: Any wet spots still on the roads will be black ice by morning as temps fall below freezing. Please delay travels until temps rise later in the day.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Calm wind.
Sunday: Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 58. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Monday: A slight chance of rain before 8am, then showers after 8am. High near 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night: Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 100%.